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Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor of this country.Germany
98.3%
Following the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, Germany and the USSR invade this country, starting WWII.Poland
89.1%
The 'Rape of Nanjing', in which Japanese troops kill 40,000-300,000 civilians and commit widespread looting and rape in this country, begins.China
88.6%
Germany fails to defeat the air defenses of this country.UK
88.4%
The National Party is elected in this country and establishes Apartheid.South Africa
85.9%
Fidel Castro becomes leader of this country.Cuba
85.7%
Hitler announces 'Anschluss' between Germany and this country.Austria
84.2%
On June 6th, Allied forces land in this country as part of Operation Overlord.France
84.1%
Singer-songwriter Sam Cooke is born ('by the river in a little tent') in this country.USA
83.4%
British India gains independence, but is first partitioned into India and this country.Pakistan
83%
Eva Peron is officially made 'Spiritual Leader' of this country, before dying.Argentina
79.4%
The war between this country, supported by the UN, and its northern neighbour, supported by China and the USSR, comes to an end.South Korea
79.2%
This country wins the FIFA World Cup for the first time. They will go on to win the tournament on 4 more occasions.Brazil
77.9%
After Chiang Kai-Shek withdraws in the Chinese Civil War, he rules only this country.Taiwan
76.2%
Frida Kahlo, a native of this country, paints 'My Birth.'Mexico
75.6%
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The Allies win a decisive victory at El Alamein in this country.Egypt
75.6%
Civil War between Nationalists and Republicans breaks out in this country, both sides receiving support from other nations and foreign volunteers.Spain
73.4%
National Liberation Front created in this country. They will go on to defeat the USA and its preferred government in the South of this country.Vietnam
71.7%
Artist Willem de Kooning, born in this country in 1904, begins his 'Woman' series.Netherlands
70.2%
CERN, based in this country, is established.Switzerland
64.6%
Italy invades this country.Ethiopia
61.3%
Imre Nagy, leader of this country, loses power, prompting a failed anti-USSR revolution in 1956.Hungary
58.2%
Churchill claims that 'From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended'. Since 1954 Trieste has been part of this country.Italy
56.9%
WWII ends. Quisling, the leader of the Nazi collaborationist regime in this country, loses power and is executed.Norway
54.1%
33,771 Jews are massacred at Babi Yar by Einsatzgruppe C. Since 1991, Babi Yar has been located in this country.Ukraine
52.8%
Robert Menzies' Liberal Party is re-elected in this country.Australia
44.6%
This country is granted independence from Britain, following pressure from Egypt.Sudan
43.7%
The USA's Tydings-McDuffie Act both provides for greater independence of, and restricts immigration from, this country.Philippines
36%
Operation Cartwheel, initially aimed at Rabaul which today is in this country, sees the first use by the US of its 'island-hopping' strategy.Papua New Guinea
30.5%
'Throne of Blood', an adaptation of Macbeth and a classic of the cinema of this country, is released.Japan
25.2%

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